Dean Holcombe

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom

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  • Why:Summer Weekend Escape from NYC
  • When:June 2014
  • Who:Me and my girls.
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Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Backstreet business off Warren Street. There is a great range of antique shopping options depending on your budget.

Backstreet business off Warren Street. There is a great range of antique shopping options depending on your budget.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Good for monkey, good for us.  Love a well made bed with quality linens.

Good for monkey, good for us. Love a well made bed with quality linens.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Bathroom – this one is shared with nice big towels and a freestanding bathtub/shower.

Bathroom – this one is shared with nice big towels and a freestanding bathtub/shower.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Garden & Gun is always a surprisingly good read.

Garden & Gun is always a surprisingly good read.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Comfy robes for these creatures of comfort.

Comfy robes for these creatures of comfort.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Tea for two.

Tea for two.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Grab your supplies from Olde Hudson. A great selection and everything you’ll need.

Grab your supplies from Olde Hudson. A great selection and everything you’ll need.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom The waterfront is the perfect place for rosé on a rug, just a stones throw from the guest house.

The waterfront is the perfect place for rosé on a rug, just a stones throw from the guest house.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Picnic with the girls.

Picnic with the girls.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Taking the little lady on a dinner date at Fish & Game by Zak Pelaccio.

Taking the little lady on a dinner date at Fish & Game by Zak Pelaccio.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Breakfast eggs at Bread on Warren Street.

Breakfast eggs at Bread on Warren Street.

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom Home for the weekend at 20 South Front Street, Hudson NY.

Home for the weekend at 20 South Front Street, Hudson NY.

Highs & Lows

  • Location – great for a more ‘happening’ upstate getaway. Warren Street has a LOT to see, great antique stores, vintage shopping, good local music and arts scene and lots of gallery options to pop in and out of in between sampling the impressive local cafe’s and restaurants.

  • Convenient and easy – if you’ve got work to do in Hudson, bidding on an art auction or buying property, it all seems to happen on Warren Street. An easy train ride (two hours) up the Hudson lets you off a short walk away.

  • Interior design - steers well away from country cottage and has the stylish touch of someone with a good eye for design.

  • The sound of the distant train whistle in the night is pretty special – great to nod off to.

  • Sharing a bathroom is just not that much fun – I am either too old or too spoilt. BUT there are rooms with private bathrooms for people like me… I will be booking one of those next time.

  • A getaway is always made more memorable when you meet new and interesting people – I missed not having a communal area to have a coffee or a scotch with other guests. But the good news is a restaurant/bar is in the works on the ground floor.

  • You know the waterfront is right across the road, but you just can’t see it due to the housing that blocks the view.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Guest house.

  • Vibe

    Upstate heritage with a contemporary touch – no lace doilies in sight.

  • Location

    Central Hudson, a three hour drive from NYC, stones throw from the train station (very pleasant train ride) and perfect location for exploring Hudson’s galleries, restaurants, antique/vintage shopping and culture.

  • Rooms

    7 rooms.

  • Music

    No music playing, but there are Tivoli radios in the rooms.

  • Year Opened

    The hotel was re-launched in 2013 by the current owners.

  • Designed By

    The new owners Kristan and Kirby.

  • Health & Wellness

    No.

  • Restaurant

    No – but there is a communal kitchenette with oats, granola bars, tea, coffee and water. Suites have their own kitchen and there is a restaurant in the works on the ground floor, which will open next year

  • Bar

    No, but coming soon.

  • Minibar

    No.

  • Children

    For sure. I would opt for the suites for a bit more room.

  • Price

    Great value – an easy impulse purchase for a weekend away.

  • Website

    http://www.wmfarmerandsons.com/

Fish & Game by Zak Pelaccio

Fish & Game by Zak Pelaccio

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Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom

Wm. Farmer and Sons Boarding & Barroom

20 S Front St, Hudson, NY 12534

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